Studying while on UC?

jayk01 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2020 in Universal Credit (UC)
I'm on universal credit but would like to study creative writing, this would help out in the long run with the job I have in mind any tips?


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Championing
    Welcome to the community @jayk01 I will tag @poppy123456 and @Adrian_Scope as they can advise :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,295 Championing
    Thanks @Ami2301 for the tag.

    Hi and welcome

    Whether or not you can claim UC and be a student will depend on your circumstances and what course it is.

    May i ask if it's full time college course you're planning on doing? Will you be claiming any maintenance loans or is there a maintenance loan available to you? If so then any loan will affect the amount of UC that you're entitled to.

    Do you also claim either PIP or DLA or do you have dependent children?

  • LouiseH
    LouiseH Community member Posts: 96 Contributor
    Hi @jayk01 welcome to the community 
    Louise Hesketh
    Community Champion
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
    Hello and welcome to the community  its always nice to see new members. It sounds great that you are thinking of taking up study and creative writing is something that sounds like a very interesting subject. Maybe you could post some if your work on here ?
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,581 Championing
    Hi @jayk01 and a warm welcome to the community! If you ever have any questions about being a disabled student (particularly around benefits) you can call the disabled students helpline.

    I hope this helps. :)